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Blues deal Kings fifth straight loss

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - T.J. Oshie scored two goals, Brian Elliott 
made  30 saves  and the St. Louis Blues extended the woes of the slumping Los 
Angeles Kings with a 5-0 thrashing at Scot trade Center. 

Brenden  Morrow had a  goal and one assist for the Blues, who won their fourth 
game  in a row.  Elliott recorded his third shutout of the season in the 100th 
win for Ken Hitchcock as St. Louis' head coach. 

"When  you're creating  scoring chances from your pursuit and checking, it's a 
good sign because you're willing to work to create scoring chances," Hitchcock 

Martin  Jones got the  start between the pipes for Los Angeles, but was pulled 
in  the second  period after  allowing  two goals  on 14  shots. Ben  Scrivens 
stopped  only  nine shots in relief  as the Kings lost their fifth consecutive 
game, all in regulation. 

"We're  down on  ourselves,  but  we can't  be,"  said  Kings defenseman  Drew 
Doughty. "We need to pick ourselves up, we need to get that confidence back." 

The Blues grabbed a 1-0 lead on Morrow's power play goal. A one-time blast by 
Kevin  Shattenkirk sailed  wide of the net, but Morrow collected the carom off 
the boards at the left post and chipped it behind Jones 4:42 into the contest. 

Oshie  scored his  two goals 1:31 apart in the second period. Vladimir Sobotka 
set up both tallies by winning faceoffs in the Los Angeles zone. 

Jaden  Schwartz fired  a shot that was  knocked down before it reached the net 
and Oshie pounced on the loose puck in the slot for another power-play goal at 
11:41. He made it 3-0 with a wrister from the left circle that beat a recently 
inserted Scrivens at 13:12. 

Vladimir Tarasenko and Barret Jackman added third-period goals for St. Louis. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Kings had beaten the Blues in five straight regular season games. Counting 
the  playoffs, Los  Angeles was 15-3-0 in the previous 18 meetings ... Elliott 
won  his 12 consecutive start at home, a new franchise record ... Schwartz saw 
a six-game goal streak come to an end. 

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